Andre Fili vs Charles Jourdain Predictions, Picks, UFC Fight Night 172 Odds
Andre Fili vs Charles Jourdain
UFC Fight Night 172
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, June 13, 2020
Andre Fili will enter the Octagon against Charles Jourdain at UFC Fight Night 172 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday, June 13, 2020. The moneyline has Fili priced at -225 while Jourdain is at +185.
Andre "Touchy" Fili looks to add a victory to his record of 20-7-0. The 29-year-old will fight at 145 lbs and measures 5'11". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 74". Charles "Air" Jourdain comes in at 5'9" and weighs 145 lbs. The switch fighter will be looking to add a victory to his record of 10-2-0. The 24-year-old extends his reach 69". Regarding significant strikes, Andre Fili is landing 4.00 per minute and Charles Jourdain connects on 4.85 significant strikes per minute. Fili lands 37% of the significant strikes he throws while Jourdain is connecting on 43%. When it comes to defending in the Octagon, "Touchy" takes 3.96 significant strikes per min while "Air" allows 4.89. Fili also defends against 53% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction while Jourdain prevents 49% of the shots thrown.
When it comes to wrestling, Andre Fili is the more competent grappler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 2.49 times per 15 min. Fili is scoring a takedown on 45% of his attempts and defending 69% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Jourdain is taking his opponents to the canvas on 10% of his takedown attempts and is stopping 5% of the tries against him. Regarding sub attempts, Fili is the lesser skilled of the two fighters by going for 0.2 finishes per 15 min while Jourdain attempts 0.3 finishes per 15 min.
In his last bout, Andre Fili squared up with Sodiq Yusuff and wound up taking the loss by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Yusuff landed 90 of 177 total strikes that he let go in that contest. Fili finished this fight landing 56 of 152 total strikes. When talking about significant strikes, Yusuff landed 73 of 155, which gave him a rate of 47%. He ended up landing 54 of 131 significant strikes aimed at the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Fili ended up landing 33% of his significant strikes by sticking 49 of 145. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he landed 36 of 129 pointed at the head. 68% of the significant strikes connected on by Yusuff and 93% of them connected on by Fili were tallied at a distance.
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In the last fight for Charles Jourdain, he squared up with Dooho Choi and took home the victory by a punch to the head in round 2. Choi ended up landing 85% of the significant strikes he took from distance while Jourdain ended up connecting on 81% of his significant strikes at distance. Jourdain connected on 49% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 64 of 129. He connected on 38 of 84 significant strikes aimed at the head. Choi connected on 42 of 94 significant strikes in that fight. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he ended up connecting on 30 of 80 directed at the head. In terms of total strikes that he let go in that fight, Choi was 44 of 96 while Jourdain ended up connecting on 75 of 140 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other fights on the card to watch out for
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Jordan Espinosa clashes with Mark De La Rosa. Espinosa will be looking to add a victory to his total of 14-7-0. The 30-year-old steps on the scale at 125 lbs and comes in at 5'6". The orthodox fighter stretches 69". De La Rosa measures in at 5'6" and tips the scales at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his career total of 11-4-0. The 25-year-old stretches 65". Regarding grappling, Jordan Espinosa scores a takedown 0.85 times per 15 minutes while Mark De La Rosa is able to score a takedown 0.66 times per 3 rds. When talking about striking, Espinosa is connecting on 4.25 strikes/min and lands 55% of the strikes that he throws. Joining him in the Octagon is Mark De La Rosa, who tags the opposition on 36% of the strikes he attempts and connects on 3.28 per minute.
Another must see fight on the night is when Kevin Aguilar is set to go up against Charles Rosa. Rosa looks to add a win to his career total of 12-4-0. The 33-year-old is weighing in at 145 lbs and measures 5'9". The switch fighter has a reach of 69". Aguilar measures in at 5'7" and weighs 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 17-3-0. The 31-year-old has a wingspan of 73". In terms of wrestling, Charles Rosa is stopping 40% of the takedowns fighters have attempted and is scoring a takedown on 34% of his attempts. Aguilar is finishing his takedowns on 50% of the tries he takes and prevents 86% of the takedowns his opponents try. Concerning striking, Rosa is absorbing 3.96 strikes per minute and he connects on 3.21 strikes/min. Aguilar, moreover, absorbs 4.44 strikes per min and dishes out 3.73 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Andre Fili (-225)
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